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Problem with enhanced for loop

MrKamal Joshi
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Joined: Jul 31, 2011
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I tried to populate array by using for each loop but it's not working
Campbell Ritchie
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It never does. You should regard elements in the for-each loop s "read only." The for-each loop makes a copy of each element in the array or Iterable<T> and you can assign to that copy, but the assignment is not copied back to the original array or Iterable<T>.
Rob Spoor
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Whenever you need to assign to the current array index while looping, the for-each loop is useless. The old way of looping is the only way to go. Likewise for looping over collections where you possibly need to remove elements, you'll need an explicit Iterator to call its remove() method.


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